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Title Alchemical poetry, 1575-1700 : from previously unpublished manuscripts / edited by Robert M. Schuler.
Imprint London : Routledge, 2013.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (lviii, 647 pages :) : illustrations.
Series Routledge library editions. Alchemy ; v. 5
Routledge library editions. Alchemy.
Note Originally published in 1995 by Garland Publishing, Inc.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700.
Alchemy -- Poetry.
Latin poetry, Medieval and modern -- Translations into English.
French poetry -- To 1500 -- Translations into English.
Didactic poetry, English.
Renaissance -- England.
To 1700
Genre Poetry.
Electronic books.
Contents pt. 1. Elizabethan versifying alchemists -- pt. 2. Three verse translations from Middle French by William Backhouse (1644) -- pt. 3. Interregnum "epic" : chymical medicine and spiritual alchemy -- pt. 4. Six anonymous verse translations (ca. 1700) -- pt. 5. Hermetic mysticism and Augustan satire.
Summary Of interest to interdisciplinary historians as well as those in various other fields, this book presents the first publication of 14 poems ranging from 12 to 3,000 lines. The poems are printed in the chronological order of their composition, from Elizabethan to Augustan times, but nine of them are verse translations of works from earlier periods in the development of alchemy. Each has a textual and historical introduction and explanatory note by the Editor. Renaissance alchemy is acknowledged as an important element in the histories of early modern science and medicine. This book emphasises.
Other Author Schuler, Robert M.
Other Title 9780415641890 9780415637534 (set)